Composers

Jeffrey Niederhoffer


Member since 2020
Winner of the 2020 John Eaton Memorial Competition
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JEFFREY NIEDERHOFFER is a composer living in New York City. He obtained a B.M. in Composition from the Berklee College of Music in 1977; studied counterpoint and composition privately in Boston 1976 through 1978; and then received an M.M. in Composition from the Manhattan School of Music in 1980, where he was a student of the late Ursula Mamlok. After retiring from a 30-year career as an attorney, he returned to music composition in March 2017 and has composed a variety of pieces since then, including a sonatina for two trombones (which was premiered in September 2018 in Montreal); two works for solo violin; four works for solo guitar; a short, four-movement work for solo trombone; a set of variations for solo alto saxophone; a work for solo bassoon; a trio for violin, guitar and trombone; a duo for bass clarinet and bassoon; a piece for solo viola; a work, in 12 short movements, for piano; a piece, also in 12 short movements, for violin and piano; a work for violin and cello and a work for solo flute. Underway are two more pieces for piano. His work for violin and piano entitled “Picking Up Where I Left Off” was recently declared to be one of the winning works in the Kaleidoscope MusArt 2020 Call for Scores - Bagatelles for Beethoven, as well, as the winning composition of the 2020 John Eaton Memorial Composition Competition sponsored by the New York Composers Circle.